Sewer Inspection News

Lanes Group turns to bat technology to sound out sewer problems


  Lanes Group has become the first wastewater network contractor in the UK to commercially deploy pipe inspection technology that uses sound to assess the condition of sewers. The company’s utilities division has worked in partnership with Thames Water to implement the SewerBatt acoustic inspection device, which uses the same echo-location principles that allow bats…


Lanes completes drainage maintenance at Shetland power station


Lanes Group has completed a three week programme of drainage maintenance at the Shetland Islands’ main power station. The work at Lerwick Power Station, run by Scottish Southern Energy (SSE), included a comprehensive CCTV drainage survey of the site, drainage jetting and pipe patch lining. A team of eight drainage engineers from Lanes Group’s Aberdeen depot travelled by…

Aerial image of Shetland Power Station

Lanes invests in pole cam technology for faster culvert inspections


The Lanes depot in Tyne & Wear is offering clients a faster and more cost-effective culvert inspection service with the latest pole camera technology. Its drainage engineers can now quickly provide the most detailed views of large culverts and sewers with its QuickView Zoom camera. The drainage inspection equipment, the most advanced on the UK…

Lanes engineer with quickview polecam

Lanes team supports developer’s sewer adoption programme


Lanes Group engineers are helping one of the UK’s largest residential developers achieve a smooth sewer adoption process at new home sites in Yorkshire and Humberside. The team at the Lanes depot in Leeds, West Yorkshire, are providing expert sewer adoption advice and support for sites developed by Taylor Wimpey. Two projects include Crest Park…

Confined space in sewer

Lanes zooms in to combat increase in motorway flood risks


Lanes engineers have taken drainage inspections along the M6toll around Birmingham into the fast lane with a powerful zoom camera. The Lanes depot at Minworth, in Birmingham, has invested in the UK’s most advanced drainage pole camera to carry out the inspection work for Midland Expressway, which operates and maintains the 27-mile-long motorway from Coleshill…

Lanes Quickview camera

Local structural repair – best option for decommissioning paper mill sewer pipes


Lanes Group has used a no-dig patch lining technique to support the decommissioning of drainage pipes on a production site of leading global manufacturer Kimberly-Clark. The Lanes engineers based at the company’s Chester depot used local structural repairs, known as patch liners, to block lateral pipes at Kimberly-Clark’s paper mills in Flint, North Wales. The…

No Dig Patch Lining